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Fitness and Human Performance, Grades EC-12 Physical Education Certification, B.S.


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Fitness and Human Performance, Grades EC-12 Physical Education Certification, B.S. Degree Map  

Note: This degree requires a minimum of 130 credit hours.

Students seeking teacher certification for physical education may complete the following program of study. A secondary teaching field in Life Science, Special Education or Social Studies is required for this concentration.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses:

Additional Information


ECON 2301  or ECON 2302  is required for students obtaining teacher certification.

Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hourlife and Physical Science Labs - required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College of Human Sciences and Humanities Core Requirements (6 hours)


48 hours of upper-level credit must be a “B-” or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)


Students can complete any upper level Anthropology, Geography, or Sociology course for this requirement, but the following courses are recommended. A grade of C+ or better is required. Choose ONE of the following courses.

Additional Information


Grade of “C+” or better is required.

Choose ONE of the following courses.


College of Education Requirements (22 hours)


Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements


  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (EDUC 4310 , INST 3313 , SILC 4315 , and TCED 4102 ).
  • Completion of public speaking requirement.
  • Completion of Basic Skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. 2.750 GPA overall or in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for target teacher certification.
  • $37 TEA Admission Fee
  • Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Major Requirements (27 hours)


HLTH 4370  requires instructor permission and has pre-requisite of HLTH 4301 

Pedagogy Requirements (18 hours)


Additional Information


  • Enrollment in the courses listed above requires admission to the TEP.
  • 3.000 GPA required in pedagogy coursework.
  • TCED 4378  must be taken in the long semester immediately preceding the final semester.
  • TCED 4978  must be taken in the final semester

Teacher Certification Requirements


  • Passing scores on the appropriate state assessments (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards [TExES] are required for recommendation for teacher certification.
    • EC-12 Physical Education TExES#158
    • EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES #160
  • All courses outside the University Core must be “C-” or better unless otherwise stated.

2nd Teaching Field (15 hours)


Choose one of the following 2nd Teaching Fields.

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